McAfee & Taft elects Brita H. Cantrell shareholder

The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected Brita Haugland Cantrell, the leader of the firm’s family law litigation practice, as a fellow shareholder. The announcement was made by managing director Michael Lauderdale.

“We are very pleased that Brita has joined our shareholder ranks,” said Lauderdale. “It is a well-deserved honor.”

Cantrell is an AV Preeminent peer review-rated trial lawyer whose practice is concentrated on the efficient representation of business clients confronting legal separation, divorce, custody or guardianship matters. Her experience includes the resolution of complex disputes involving business valuations, investigations and forensic accounting, asset and debt apportionment, and related tax issues. In addition, a portion of her practice is devoted to product liability defense.

Her achievements as a trial lawyer have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

Cantrell’s 30-year career has spanned the public, private and non-profit sectors and includes serving as assistant attorney general for the State of Oklahoma for five years, as executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of The Nature Conservancy for six years, and as a lawyer in private practice for 19 years.

Cantrell earned her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and American Bar Association and is admitted in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

McAfee & Taft has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.